Builds trust, in yourself & others
Promotes confidence & self-esteem
Lifting mood and reduces depression
Reduces anxiety and stress
Promotes respect for oneself, others
Improvement in physical, psychological and spiritual well-being
It's in the here and now
Realising that you can and do achieve things you never thought possible
Helps to deal with anger
Enhances self motivation
Develops independence and creativity
I deliver personal 1-2-1 nature-based sessions for those wishing to move outside of the room to work in and with nature
1hr. = £40
1.5hrs = £50
2hrs = £60
Is it confidential?
Our sessions will be conducted in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) and Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors' (CAPO) Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. A core component is confidentiality
What do you need to wear?
You will need outdoor footwear and clothing appropriate to weather conditions; in other words waterproofs, scarf, hat & gloves when it's cold and wet, a sun hat or sunscreen for when it is warm & sunny
How long will you need?
At our first meeting we will decide how many sessions might be needed
“It was an integral part of her recovery focussed on the here and now”.
“I had the privilege to observe how Natural Awareness was able to make a difference in patients' recoveries. It was able to create the bridge that we were unable to create”.
“Natural Awareness… had a big impact on me both personally and professionally”.
You will not find this service anyhere else.
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Natural Awareness is a Nature-based Therapy that's in the
'Here and Now'
Hello, my name is Geoffrey
I‘m a counsellor with an MSc in Addiction Psychology. I am a Survival, Bushcraft & Tracking Instructor & also the Author of Discover Nature Awareness. With You In Mind: I have developed an intervention called Natural Awareness
My Job Is To Connect You To Nature - Nature Does The Healing Allowing You To. Change your Internal Landscape through your experience of the External Landscape
Who is it for?
N. A. is for everyone, it does not separate between people,
whether you are a woman or a man; young or old. Nor does it separate between
behaviours such as addiction or youth offending. I believe this is because we have
an innate relationship with nature that allows us to connect with ourselves on
a deeper level. providing us with vitamin 'N'
What are my Aims and Objectives?
My aim: Is to support you in developing a deeper understanding of how to use the natural world as part of your journey to get yourself back on track
My objective: Is to help you to integrate N. A. into your daily life by raising your awareness of your innate relationship with nature for your own personal guidance, with my support
Where does it take place?
N. A. can be employed anywhere in nature from the local woods to parks even in extreme wilderness
What Model is used?
N. A. employs an integrated approach which compliments main stream treatment programmes. It promotes behavioural, cognitive and affective change which synergistically works with other therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Techniques, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and 12-Steps and is used to deliver an end result that is GREATER than a single therapy used in isolation
Working with nature is a win-win situation
N. A. allows the natural consequences of nature to act as the primary healer, supported were needed by a combination of wilderness-living-skills, tracking, nature games, and alone time. Thus it becomes an integrated process of experiential learning and change, through integrating the experiences you encounter in nature a ‘Bridge’ is formed which provides you with an increased opportunity for further change
* Builds trust, in yourself & others
* Promotes confidence & self-esteem
* Lifting mood and reduces depression
* Reduces anxiety and stress
* Promotes respect for oneself, others
* Improves communication
* Improvement in physical, psychological and spiritual well-being
* It's in the here and now
* Realising that you can and do achieve things you never thought possible
* Helps to deal with anger
* Enhances self motivation
* Develops independence and creativity
Who might it be for?
* People who are from all walks of life be you armed services or in a high pressured profession
* People who want to learn to feel more relaxed, balanced & centred
* People who wish to develop more awareness of their thoughts and behaviours
* People who would like to develop trust and belief in self & others
* People who that wish to learn how to change how they relate to themselves and others
* People who that would like to develop their intuition
* People who that feel a deep sense of connection with the spirit of nature
* People who prefer to learn by doing and being
“I met Geoffrey when I was going through a huge change in my life. I took several of his Nature Classes and they were brilliant.
Seven years later and I still go back to many of the principles that he taught. Listen and trust the universe. It’s profound and comforting. I so appreciate the experience and the life lessons.
Geoffrey is incredibly intuitive and supportive in his approach to helping folks in recovery. When I worked with him, he helped me to see outside the box and to start to trust my own judgement. He is creative, personable and fun to work with. I would work with him again if I had the chance. Thanks”
Carrie Bogner Microsoft Executive
“Geoffrey is a very sensitive, intuitive professional whom has the ability to help his clients to make contact with the NOW by teaching them to trust their instincts... I've had the privilege to work with Geoffrey on various occasions where he used a mixture of survival techniques, outdoor games and counselling. The outcome was amazing: a majority of his clients were able to identify with how their thinking affected the addictive process.”
Peter Kaagman - Interventionist Counsellor